A very successful weekend of racing for Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes with the Queensland Schools Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships in Hervey Bay and the Finale of the Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 7 at Raby Bay.
At the Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships in Hervey Bay where SCTA was represented by 18 athletes over the 3 Triathlon Age Groups and 1 Aquathlon Age Group. To be selected in the Queensland Team the top 5 got automatic selection and the last sport was a discretion spot.
The day started well with both Romy Wolstencroft ( Race Winner) and Jake Hynes (2nd place) both in the Senior division being selected in the Qld Team. Jake had a strong day with 4th out of the water, was the strong rider on the cycle leg, ran out in first place but just wavered mentally a little on the run. He finished in a sprint finish for 2nd/3rdto take 2nd. Romy had her work cut out after losing a bit of time in swim (only got cast off broken wrist 2 days before). She stayed strong on the cycle leg to be within 1min 46 sec off the lead in 2nd place. After the first 2.5km loop, Romy had nullified the time gap to be leading and then proceeded to add time to herfellow competitors winning by 1min 46 seconds.
Next up was the Intermediate division and this wasn't short of drama. Unfortunately Taj Jonescrashed on the first lap while on the charge and move on the bike. In the process his chain came off and lost even more valuable time. He rode himself back into 5th place but was unable to hold on in the run. Meg Roberts stopped on the run and medical was sent with a possible appendicitis, but after scans at the hospital it was found to be inflamed lymph nodes.
During all this Kaya Shults led the girls out of the water and on the bike for 2 laps where she was passed by the eventual winner. Kaya ran strong to take the last spot on the Qld Team with her 5th place. Charging home strongly on the run was Anastasia Heikkila with 6th spot and being named first reserve for the Qld Team.
A very competitive Junior division for both Male and Female saw some fast and furious racing. All the SCTA juniors raced extremely well and seen a positive improvement throughout the season. Leading the charge in the Male was Ryan Marsh (31st) and for the Females was Macey Roberts (12th) Tahlea Corcoran and Amelia Flieschfresser both raced very well. Promising signs for the future.
On Sunday at the Finale of Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 7 which doubled as the Club Championships as well. Based on how many points you can earn per category it was going to be hard to be competitive against the bigger clubs with more competitors. But in saying that we had a small but very successful team compete. SCTA had 13 competitors with 4 x first, 2 x 2nd and 2 x 3rd's to give SCTA 5th place in the Club Championships.
Leading the charge with on the winners podium was Romy Wolstencroft (16-19), Matt Wolstencroft (45-49), Angie Hammond (Athena) and Kevin Hammond (90-99kg). Jemma Hynes (7-9 Kool Kids) and Joshua Nixon (10-11 Kool Kids) claimed 2nd, while with 3rd places Ryan Marsh (U/14 Enticer) and Matthew Nixon (7-9 Kool kids) Jake Hynes continued his great form with 5th Open Males. The Kool Kids are showing further improvements with Paige Hynes, Jake and Zak Hammond. Well done to all that raced especially the ones doubling up from Qld Schools. Awesome results from Team SCTA. Happy Coach
Queensland Schools Triathlon Championships - Hervey Bay 19/02/16 Senior Male - 750/20/5 - 34 competitors Jake Hynes - 2nd Place - Qualified for QLD Team Senior Female - 750/20/5 - 23 competitors Romy wolstencroft - Race Winner - Qualified for Qld Team Intermediate Male - 600/16/4 - 76 competitors Taj Jones - 9th Place Lachlan Sinclair - 19th Place Elliot Gray - 25th Place Claudio Cellie - 34th Place Intermediate Female - 600/16/4 - 56 competitors Kaya Shults - 5th Place - Qualified for Qld Team Anastasia Heikkila - 6th Place - First Reserve for Qld Team Matilda Barrett - 16th Place Paris Shield - 18th Place Junior Male - 400/12/4 - 84 competitors Ryan Marsh - 31st Place Benn Seiler - 71st Place Junior Female - 400/12/4 - 60 competitors Macey Roberts - 12th Place Tahlea Corcoran - 21st Place Amelia Fleiscgfresser - 22nd Place Aquathlon Male - 1km Run/400m Swim/1km Run - 91 competitors Joshua Nixon - 29th Place Aquathlon Female - 1km Run/400m Swim/1km Run - 81 competitors Jazzy Shults - 3rd Place
Queensland Triathlon Series Race # 7 Raby Bay - 750/20/5 - 21/02/16 Romy Wolstencroft - 1st Place 16-19 Years Female - 3rd Overall Female Matt Wolstencroft - 1st Place 45-49 Years Male Kevin Hammond - 1st Place 90-99kg Clydesdale Angie Hammond - 1st Place Athena Jake Hynes - 5th Place Open Male - 6th Overall Male Rachel James - 8th Place 30-34 Years Female
Kool Kids - 100/2/500 Jemma Hynes - 2nd 7-9 Years Female Joshua Nixon - 2nd 10-11 Years Male - 2nd Overall Matthew Nixon - 3rd 7-9 Years Male Jake Hammond - 7th 7-9 Years Male Paige Hynes - 12th 7-9 Years Female Zak Hammond - 25th 7-9 Years Male
Good Luck to all racing this weekend at Australian Cross Triathlon Championships at Lake Crackenback and the SCCC Criterium at Caloundra.